I blame this guy.
Just ask Little Miss Muffett–spiders are no good.
(Actually, I kind of like spiders, but today, they are on my list.)
This was supposed to be a post about how good these Swedish Butter Cookies are, and how I got the recipe last year from Michele, a friend of mine from college. (Since last year, she has increased her children by 2/3…twins arrived right before Thanksgiving.)
But, I got a little distracted by that dude at the top. As I was baking the cookies, I saw him (I’ve decided it’s a him, and I’ve decided to name him Tommy, after the boy in 2nd grade that I had a distracting crush on) and was fascinated. You can even see it in the video below, complete with oven timer blasting away.
In as much time as it took me to get a good picture of Tommy (and I think it is a pretty rad pic), my cookies burnt. Yes, I am a mere mortal. The tops and sides looked okay, but the bottoms, well…
So I whipped up another batch after I made the video. These fared much better.
And as for Tommy, he disappeared somewhere on the linoleum floor. Maybe he was a feline snack; maybe I’ll see him again.
Here’s the video. Let’s all just remember that I had to make these all over again without the camera.
Swedish Butter Cookies
courtesy of the Divine Ms. Michele!